Jean-Franois Soupizet, Head of Unit, International Relations, DG Information Society, European Commission
JEAN-FRANOIS SOUPIZET, DEPUTY HEAD OF UNIT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DG INFORMATION SOCIETY, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Economist specialising in international relations and global issues in the field of information and communication technologies.
JF Soupizet is Deputy Head of the international relations unit in the European Commission
's DG Information Society
, and more particularly responsible for the World Summit of the Information Society
and issues related to the digital divide.
Before joining the European Commission, he occupied several positions in the French Administration and the Intergovernmental Office for Informatics (IBI) - an international organization based in Rome and working under the aegis of UNESCO.
Graduate from the French National School of Statistics and Economic Administration
(ENSAE -1969) in Paris, Doctor of economic sciences of the Universit libre de Bruxelles (ULB - 2003), JF Soupizet is a member of Futuribles International
, a French think tank.
has published several papers on information technologies in the context of development notably Information Society and the developing countries : European contribution > published in Communications & Strategies edited by IDATE, September/October 1998 and « Prospects for universal access in the Developing countries » in Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles N° 166 2nd quarter of 2000.